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T N A L I G I V E TH VOICE 205th MI BN Volume 3, Issue 43 Week ending 6 January 2012 Inside this issue:

BDE/BN Info MWR Info. Misc. Info. ACS Info.

1-4 5-12 13-16 17-23

Special Points of Interest: 

BN Info, pp 1-4


Job Fair, p 15

Attachments: 

BSC Newsletter


ACS Career Work Focus

“I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau The contents of this binder are strictly for informational purposes and does not imply endorsement of any private or commercial organization by the 205th MI BN, 500th MI BDE, INSCOM or the Department of the Army.

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BN FRG 60 Day Calendar

December 9 Dec: HHD Christmas Party; TBD 13 Dec: BN FRG SCM

January 2 JAN: Training Holiday 6 JAN: Chaplains Newcomers Integration

15 Dec: BN Hail and Fare- 12 JAN: BN Org Day (Kapiolani Park) well; A CO 16 Dec: A Co. Christmas 13– 16 JAN: MLK TrainParty; Ft. Shafter Bowling ing Holiday Alley 28 JAN: A Co. FRG MTG; Honolulu Zoo @ Dec: C Co. Christmas 1715 Party; TBD 23-26 Dec: Christmas Training Holiday 30 Dec: New Year’s Day Training Holiday

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Serving the USAG-HI Community

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January 2012

Pro Bowl Ohana Day at Aloha Stadium Saturday, January 28 9am - Noon. On Saturday, January 28, Aloha Stadium will be open at 9am and is giving everyone a chance to see their favorite Pro Bowlers practice and cheerleaders and mascots entertain! Free transportation will be available from Schofield and Fort Shafter, register only at beginning January 4, spaces is limited and on a first come first serve basis.

Walk off the Wait: Kaena Fire Break Road, January 10 Join your Blue Star Card friends on our latest Walk off the Wait at Kaena Fire Break Road on Tuesday, January 10. This moderate hike at the western most tip of the island will last an estimated three hours so be sure to bring lots of water and sunscreen. Limited transportation will be leaving the Schofield Barracks parking lot at 8:30 am and returning around 1:00 pm. Registration is required so call 655-0002 or email to sign up today! Blue Star Card Bake Off & Coupon Exchange, January 16 - Community Center Calling all Coupon Divas and Culinary Masters! The latest Blue Star Card Bake Off and Coupon Exchange will take place on Monday, January 16 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Porter Community Center. Show off you baking skills with a dessert featuring this month’s key ingredient, Peanut Butter. Don’t bake? Just come out to trade coupons with your BSC pals and sample the treats to vote for the best tasting! The winner will be next month’s featured recipe. For more information or to just let us know you are coming call 655-0002 or email



The event is free and open to the public, registration is only required for transportation.

Big R: Ice Skating - January 26 – Ice Palace Back by popular demand, Blue Star Card in inviting you to count down another month of deployment on Thursday, January 26 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Ice Palace. BSC families will receive free admission to the skating rink and can feel like they are in a winter wonderland while on a tropical island. Limited transportation will be leaving for the Schofield Bowling Center parking lot at 6:15 pm. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 655-0002 to sign up or email by January 20.

What’s coming up in the month of February February 14 BSC Bake off & Coupon Exchange February 22 Eddie’s Birthday Party February 24 Big R

Are you on Facebook? So are we! Friend Bluestarcard Hawaii to stay connected with all of your BSC pals, learn the latest news about events and discounts. Also, check the Blue Star Card Facebook page periodically for specials perks.

Spouses of deployed Soldiers are eligible to sign up for a Blue Star Card, which will give you discounts at FMWR facilities, activities and special events. Your Blue Star Card will be valid throughout the entire deployment. To get your card, visit Army Community Service on Schofield Barracks or Fort Shafter. Schofield Barracks ACS, BLDG 2091 M, Th, F 7:30 am - 4:00 pm T, W 7:30 am - 9:00 pm Phone: 655-4227

Fort Shafter ACS, BLDG 330 M-F 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Phone: 438-9285

Blue Star Card Email List Are you a Blue Star Card holder but not receiving FMWR email updates? If so please email so we can register your email address for Blue Star Card updates.

Do you have a great idea for the next Blue Star Card Event? If so, let us know! Send an email to with your ideas.

Parents Night Out Parent’s Night Out will be held January 7 (AMR CDC and AMR Youth Center), January 21 (Schofield CDC and Schofield School Age Center). For more information on Parent’s Night Out or to make a reservation, call the Schofield Barracks CYS Services Registration Office at 655-5314 or the AMR Registration Office at 833-5393.

Star Recipe of the Month:

November Bake - Off Winner: Eliane Evers

Blue Star Card holders can use their 16 free hours for the month toward Parent’s Night Out!

Health and Fitness Center Kids on Site Information: The Kids on Site care for the Health and Fitness center will remain free for valid Blue Star Card holders, Mon.-Fri., 8-11 a.m., at Kaala Community Activities Center, Bldg. 556. Registration is required. For more information please call 655-8628. This does not count against your 16 free hours of care.

INGREDIENTS • 12 Nilla cookies • 4 oz of whipped cream cheese • 2 Eggs • 1 Teaspoon of pure vanilla extract • 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candy • 2 Tablespoon milk

DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 325°F. 2. Place 1 nilla cookie in each cupcake sleeve to act as your crust. 3. Combine the cream cheese, eggs, vanilla extract, milk and half of the crushed peppermint candy. 4. Pour the mixture on top of each nilla cookie. 5. Bake for 10 minutes for 325°F. 6. Cool for 1 minute and use the rest of the crushed peppermint candy to decorate the cheesecake bite.

Blue Star Recipes – Spice up deployment!

Helpful Phone Numbers For more information on Deployment, Special Events, Activities, Blue Star Card and FMWR facilities log onto


(808) 655-4227

ACS Toll Free

(877) 406-2148

Military Police

(808) 655-5555

Military Information

(808) 449-7110

FMWR Deployment Program Information

(808) 655-0002

Do you have a favorite recipe you would like to share with fellow Blue Star Card holders? If so, let us know! Please send your submissions to Each month, a new recipe will be selected for publication. The Blue Star Card holder who submits the lucky recipe chosen will have the option to have their name published with their culinary creation.

We want your feedback! Visit and take the Blue Star Card Survey. Your feedback can help us improve our program and provide activities you would enjoy the most.

Career Work Focus January 2012

New Year Career Resolutions

ACS “EMPLOYMENT ORIENTATION WATCH” FRIDAYS IN JANUARY: 6TH, 13TH, 20TH, 27TH Schofield Barracks Building 2091 “Ten Steps To A Federal Resume” January 12rh - 13th 9:00am - 11:00am

Pay Attention in Class Treat every workday like a school day. Be sure you learn something and use it to make yourself more productive. It doesn't have to relate to your skills set. It may be as simple as understanding how to work with specific peers or emotional intelligence. Take mental notes. Don't sleepwalk through the day.

Manage Up Make sure you and your manager are in firm agreement on what you're doing. Be proactive and get on his calendar to ensure you're meeting or exceeding expectations. Don't assume he's paying close attention. There are bad managers. If there's a disconnect between what you're doing and what your manager wants, you're partly to blame. Don't wait until review time.

Look for the Next Rung You need to excel at your job. This is how you gain credibility. But understanding your next step is key to career happiness. Career pathing is critical to remaining engaged on the job. Schedule discussions with your manager to get clarity on the next challenge. If you don't get it on your team or in your company, it may be time to look elsewhere.

Manage Across Even if you work primarily alone, be sure to make time to understand your peers' roles and how they go about their jobs. Show an interest. Don't just choose a few friends and become part of a clique. High school is over. You never know when you may need people -- or be reporting to them.

Understand Company Goals Make sure you understand how your job contributes to your company's business objectives. Are you in a revenue-generating role? A brand-awareness role? Is your mission to delight the customer? Knowing how your job fits into the big picture will give you inspiration and a sense of accomplishment -- and will help you understand your job's impact.

Communicate Don't leave people waiting for answers. If you're in an email environment, return emails promptly. Let people know what you're doing. If you're working on a project, always ask yourself who needs to know about it, then tell them. Talk to people; give them a heads up. And when someone helps you out, be sure to thank him. It's amazing this even needs to be on a list, but bad communicators abound. Don't be one of them.

Be Ethical Bring integrity to your job. Whether you're running the company or cleaning its bathrooms, be honest in all you do. Don't call in sick just to get a day off - that's stealing. Put in an honest day's work. Be accountable. If you're working remotely, be sure you are. Do what you say you're going to do. Honesty and reliability mean a lot to your manager.

Make Time for Play Have fun. Work hard, but smile while you're doing it. No one likes a grump. Approach each day with a positive spirit and stay loose. Enjoy your family and friends as well. Make time for them -- and you. It's called work-life balance. All work and no play makes life a chore.

Stay Fit OK, this was probably on your last New Year's resolutions list, but that's because it's so important. Try to break a sweat for 20 minutes, three days a week. Go for a walk at lunch. Join a gym. Lift weights. A healthy body makes a healthy mind. Exercising increases blood flow to the brain and gives you ideas. You'll be more productive at work, and best of all, you'll feel better. Stretch Your Role Occasionally think how you can go above and beyond. Are there projects outside your defined role you could help with? Be proactive; ask to join. Come up with your own ideas, and work with your manager to implement them. If you're a hamster, step off the wheel and poke your head out of the cage. Stretch a little. This won't go unnoticed.

ACS Employment Readiness Program Provides: Career Exploration Info - Job Search Assistance - Resume Assistance - Resource Library - Fax Machine Employment Training Information - Resume Assistance - Employment Workshops - Computer/Printers

J a n u a ry 2 0 1 2 Employment Classes and Workshops Contact 655-4227/438-4499 for more information or register online at Sun














Employment Orientation Schofield Barracks 9:00-10:30am








Ten Steps To A Ten Steps To A Federal Resume Federal Resume Seminar Seminar Schofield Barracks Schofield Barracks 9:00 - 11:00 am 9:00 - 11:00 am








Employment Orientation Schofield Barracks 9:00-10:30am









Civilian Resume Writing Schofield Barracks 9:00 - 10:30 am

Employment Orientation Schofield Barracks 9:00-10:30am


For additional information visit our website:


Army Community Services Army Employment Readiness Program Internet Resource Guide VMET (DD Form 2586)

Access your Vmet form on-line

ACAP Home Page

Veterans Administration

Info and contact for personnel transitioning and processing worldwide. Extensive info on VA benefits; application forms

DoD Transportal

DoD website for transitioning service members

COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line)

MOS Descriptions Military Transition to Civilian p611_21.pdf

Mil exp & training used to meet vocational credentialing requirements 950+page PDF file detailing MOS duties & descriptions

DOD Job Search

Military to civilian employment assistance Links to government and commercial jobs

Career & Relocation Research Occupational Outlook book


Statistical info on job trends, salaries, cost of living, etc. Info on occupational tends, requirements, salaries, etc. Salary comparisons by occupation & region


Click “College Search” for links to home pages

Chambers of Commerce

Links to worldwide chambers of commerce

Official site of National Association of Realtors

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Cost of living and home costs for the US


Helps locate phone numbers

Miscellaneous Job Search Sites America’s Job Exchange

Army& Air Force Exchange


Naf Jobs

Hawaii Jobs

American’s Job Bank

MOS to civilian job translations; job search links

Hiring network for prior military service members

VFW-sponsored employment assistance site


Links to civilian job opportunities with DoD

Monster Board

800,00+/- job listings


“Mega Job Search” site

Good job search guidance & specialized links

Hot Jobs

Yahoo’s job search assistance site

The Riley Guide

No-nonsense listings of employment opportunities


Job database with easy-to-maneuver interface

Green to Gray

Career transition for ex-military, job fairs listing


Specialized in jobs for Spanish speakers


Government contractors international job opportunities

Cool Jobs

Everything from Bodyguard to River Rafting Guide

Job Monkey

More cool jobs; check out “Job Hunting Tools” link

Mil. Overseas Recruiting

Info on bi-annual job fairs in USAREUR, etc.

Military Stars

The cure for the common Job Fair

DODDS System

Jobs with DODDS System

Insurance Jobs

Jobs with Insurance companies

Military Spouse Resources

Helpful info for military spouses

Military Spouse Career Net

Online resources, support groups etc.

Women’s Business Center

Online women’s business center

Overseas Jobs

International job opportunities

Spouse Job Search

Lingual Jobs

Bi-lingual jobs throughout the world

Job Search Sites for Specific Vocational Areas Automotive Tech

Job bulletin board & info for automotive careers

Auto Jobs

Extensive listing of automobile-related jobs

Aviation Employment

Employment site specializing in aviation jobs

Transportation jobs

Job bank & applications for professional drivers

Intelligence Careers

Careers for analysts, engineers, linguist, etc.

Law Enforcement Jobs

Resource site for law enforcement jobs

Law Enforcement Jobs

Employment support for law enforcers

U.S. & international jobs in all medical specialties

Jobs in Logistics

America’s largest logistics career board

Commercial database of technological jobs

Government Contractors Dellew Corporation

Brown & Root Lockheed Martin





Booz Allen & Hamilton


BAE Systems

Computer Service Corp

Variety of jobs supporting DoD A subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation

Jobs throughout world supporting DoD

Serco Choctaw Mang Services Enterprise Sikorsky


Bell Helicopter

North Grumman Corporation

CACI International

Defense Support Services

Teksystems Inc

Camber Corporation

Chenega Advanced Solutions & Engineering LLC Pacific Misscle Range Facility

TMI Management Systems Inc

Ventura Technology

Army Hawaii Family Housing

Doyen Security

Wackenhut Corporation

General Dynamics Infomation Technology

Federal Government Jobs

Military Candidates Inc gsseries.htm jobsearch.html


Federal Bureau of Prisons


Tripler Army Medical Center

Veterans’ Employment and Training Service

Office of Personnel Mtg. Army Civilian Personnel The Job Page Fed. Job Classifications Fedworld Everett Kelly Associates, Inc. Helmets to Hardhats Military Employment Leaders Military Placement Specialist

U.S. government’s official site for job postings U.S. Army civilian employment opportunities Great links to government job banks & agencies Job descriptions/classifications for Resumix online Additional listing of federal jobs

Jobs and Recruitment